PNCFL sponsors the Professional Assistance Workshops (PAWS) to connect member states to the professional talent in the region. Through PAWS, PNCFL provides each member state organization access to a $300 annual stipend to help defray the cost of hosting a PAWS presenter. The state organization must be prepared to provide conference registration for the speaker as well as airfare, lodging, ground transportation, and meals. After the event, state organizations may request the stipend by accessing the PAWS reimbursement form. For questions about PAWS, please contact us.
Share your Best Conference Presentation with Other States
PAWS presenters possess a variety of expertise within the second language field. PAWS is designed for teacher-presenters just like you – not for professional presenters who give workshops for a living. Have you given a workshop only to have attendees tell you later how insightful the presentation was? Have you attended a workshop and returned to the presentation handout time and time again? If so, please consider nominating yourself or a colleague to become a PAWS presenter by completing the pdf nomination form and mailing it to Lauren Kiolet, PNCFL Executive Director, 132911th CT SW, Olympia, WA 98502, or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.You MUST live in a PNCFL member state in order to be listed in the speaker directory as a PAWS presenter.
Invite a Speaker to your State Conference
PAWS is ideal for state language conferences, language-specific workshops, or in-service or pre-service professional development at the K-12 or postsecondary levels. Customize your PAWS workshop to help teachers prepare students to pass state competency exams, to assist teachers seeking national certification, or to provide guidance on establishing FLES or immersion programs. Here is the PAWS reimbursement form (PAWS_reimburse).
PAWS Directory as of 6/16/15:
Jo Sanders German Teacher, Rilke SchuleGerman School of Arts & Sciences. (email@example.com): content-based instruction, methods, techniques, and strategies, National Standards, language for specific purposes, literature, national issues, immersion programs, classroom management, literacy, integrative curriculum, second language acquisition, assessment, cognitive science/brain-based instruction, state/national standards, curriculum/materials, units and scenarios
Regina Braker German Professor, Eastern Oregon University. (firstname.lastname@example.org): methodology/pedagogy, National Standards, articulation, state/national standards
Robert Davis Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Oregon. (email@example.com): classroom assessment, curriculum/materials, methodology/pedagogy, standards-based education, content-based instruction
Sandy Garcia Japanese Instructor, Pacific University (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Methodology, curriculum/materials, backwards design
Jeff Magoto Director, Yamada Language Center, University of Oregon. (email@example.com): technology-based language learning, eLearning and learning center planning and re-design.
Anne Mueller (firstname.lastname@example.org): pedagogy, methodology, classroom applications, assessment
Rick Beck German Instructor, West Valley Junior High School. (email@example.com): second language acquisition, methodology/pedagogy, classroom management, video usage in the classroom, logic activities in the classroom, picture readers in the classroom, early TPRS
Lynn Johnston Spanish and French Teacher, Alderwood Middle School. (Johnstonl@edmonds.wednet.edu):Assessment, Methodology/Pedagogy,Standards, Common Core, Teacher Prep.
Bridget Yaden Associate Professor (Spanish), Pacific Lutheran University. (firstname.lastname@example.org):Technology, teacher preparation, second language acquisition, language labs, Dual-Immersion, K-16
Ann Tollefson Steering Committee Co-Chair, New Visions in Action Foreign Language Education. (email@example.com):distance learning